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UF Health Ranked In Bottom Of Infection Prevention Study

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A recent study ranks UF Health Jacksonville as one of the worst hospitals in the country for infection prevention. Three of the bottom 12 hospitals are in Florida.

The Consumer Reports study looked at the rates of avoiding five infections most common among hospital patients.

UF Health Jacksonville ranks in the bottom 12, along with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

In a press release, Florida Governor Rick Scott called the rankings “troubling and unacceptable,” and says he’s been in communication with UF Health Jacksonville since May about infection rates and injuries at the hospital.

In a statement, UF Health Jacksonville says the hospital has “launched several new quality improvement initiatives that have dramatically improved” the rate of infection.

UF Health also notes the data Consumer Reports used in its rankings is from previous years. And the hospital says it has hired a dedicated Chief Quality Officer to improve care.